Of the more than 4,400 midshipmen who make up the Naval Academy brigade, 99.6% are vaccinated against the coronavirus and the few who aren’t are seeking medical and religious exemptions as allowed by Navy policy.
A familiar roar could be heard from the skies over Lake Erie on Friday morning. Two members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew their new F/A-18 Super Hornet over Burke Lakefront Airport before landing for a meeting with Cleveland National Air Show committee members.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer – designated DDG 118 by the Navy – began its 7,600-mile journey from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine in early October. It reached Hawaiian waters last week and steamed around each of the state’s islands.
Eleven Marines, a soldier and a Navy corpsman were killed in the blast — the final American military deaths in Afghanistan during the war launched by the United States in the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
The commanders of U.S. Submarine Forces and Submarine Forces Pacific – Vice Adm. William Houston and Rear Adm. Jeffrey Jablon – sent a joint message to the Navy’s submarine crews on Wednesday declaring a “navigation stand-down,” Submarine Forces spokesman Cmdr. Paul Macapagal told Stars and Stripes in an email Thursday.